Completed Projects

Below are a list of SIG research projects from the 1990s to the present, funded by NIMH, NIDA, the CDC, Danya, OSI, USAID, and UNAIDS/UNIFEM.

ADVANCE II Overdose prevention with intravenous drug users (IDUs) in Central Asia A dissemination study examining capacity building and adoption of peer administered Naloxone for opioid overdose in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Bridge  Service Use, ATI Program Outcomes, and Pro-Social Change Longitudinal study examining service utilization among men and women attending Alternative to Incarceration (ATI) programs
Bridges to Better Health and Wellness Evaluating a health care manager program at an outpatient clinic for Hispanics with serious mental illness Pilot study testing the feasibility and acceptability of a 12-month health care manager program in improving the physical health of Hispanic adults with serious mental illness who are at risk for cardiovascular disease
Caravan In partnership with the Global Health Research Center of Central Asia (GHRCCA), this study will examined individual, social, and structural TB risk factors impacting migrants in four Central Asian countries
Connect HIV Prevention with Minority Women and Their Male Sex Partners HIV/STI prevention intervention for couples
Connect ‘N Unite (CNU) Couples-Based HIV/STI Prevention For Drug-Involved, African American MSM in New York City Couples-based HIV/STI preventive intervention for illicit drug-using men who have sex with men (MSM)
Connect High Impact Prevention (HIP) Couples-Based HIV/STI Prevention for African American MSM, Transgender and HIV discordant couples Dissemination project of couples-based HIV prevention with men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender and HIV discordant couples.
Connect Two Couples STI/HIV Prevention for Drug Treatment Clients Couples-based HIV/STI prevention intervention among drug-involved couples
Connect with Pride Novel HIV/STI Preventive Intervention for African American Men Who Have Sex With Men (with at least one partner using methamphetamines) Couples-based HIV/STI preventive intervention for men who have sex with men (MSM)
Cultural Adaptation of an Online Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Insomnia for Hispanic Primary Care Patients This formative, qualitative study utilizes a cultural adaptation stages model to adapt an interactive online evidence-based program of CBT-I for Spanish speaking Hispanic primary care patients.
Eban HIV/STI Risk Reduction for African American Couples Couples/ group HIV/STI preventive intervention to reduce sexually risky behaviors
ISWOP Improving Social Work Practice in Central Asia Qualitative study and curriculum development for 3 Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Marketplace/ Silk Road Study HIV/STI Risks Among Migrant Market Workers in Kazakhstan Qualitative and quantitative study examining sexual risk behavior and migration in Central Asia
Multimedia Connect Using Multimedia Technologies to Disseminate an HIV Prevention Program for Couples Dissemination study of a traditional vs. multimedia version of a couples-based HIV/STI prevention intervention called “Connect”
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Multimedia HIV/STI Prevention for Drug-Involved Female Offenders Randomized clinical trial testing the efficacy of a risk reduction intervention for drug-involved, criminal justice-involved women
PRIME Pilot Research Investigation on MSM Estimation Demographic study designed to estimate the size of the population of men who have sex with men (MSM) in Kazakhstan
Project Reach Partner Abuse and HIV Among Women Receiving Emergency Care Longitudinal study examining the relationship among drug abuse, HIV, and IPV
Project START-UP Quality of life assessment for women living with HIV in Kazakhstan Survey of women living with HIV in Kazakhstan  to assess quality of life, social and medical service needs, and level of stigma and discrimination.
Project WINGS A Computerized Service Tool to Address Partner Abuse Among Women in Drug Court Development and pilot randomized clinical trial testing a self-paced computerized multimedia tool on identification of victimization from intimate partner violence (IPV) and on utilization of IPV-related services
Renaissance Couples HIV/STI Prevention in Kazakhstan Randomized clinical trial to test the efficacy of an intervention for drug-involved couples in Kazakhstan
SUMMIT Service Use by Men on Methadone Committing Partner Abuse Cross-sectional study examining service utilization among men on methadone who have perpetrated IPV
The Men’s Health Project HIV Risks and Partner Violence: Men on Methadone Longitudinal study examining the relationships among drug abuse, HIV, and IPV
The Women’s Health Project Partner Abuse–Minority Women on Methadone Longitudinal study examining the relationships among drug abuse, HIV, and IPV
Examining the Added Value of Peer Specialists in Delivering Health Interventions Qualitative study to identify key factors and mechanisms that underlie the added value of using peer specialists to deliver a healthy lifestyle intervention to people with SMI
WINGS of HOPE Test of the Women Initiating New Goals for Safety (WINGS) intervention to increase the identification of intimate partner violence (IPV) and gender-based violence (GBV), and improve outreach Pilot study of a screening, brief intervention and referral service to address gender-based violence and intimate partner violence. Implementation research of intervention with 12 harm reduction and sex work NGOs

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